Poland: Death of Krzysztof Skubiszewski

Press Statement
Philip J. Crowley
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
February 11, 2010

On behalf of the Department of State, I wish to express our sympathy and solidarity with the people of Poland upon the death of Professor Krzysztof Skubiszewski. As Poland’s first Foreign Minister after the fall of communism, Professor Skubiszewski laid the groundwork for Poland’s eventual accession to NATO and the strong alliance that exists between Poland and the United States today. We extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Professor Skubiszewski and salute his service to his country. The United States stands with Poland as it mourns the loss of a great statesman and visionary.

PRN: 2010/164